The rings

Balenciaga it-rings Spring 2013 gold

The it-rings of Spring 2013 are definitely the Balenciaga ones in gold… It feels like I have posted them a million times before but every time a see them, in editorials, covers etc. I just find them so perfect. They are the definite statement rings and I wouldn’t mind having them all. Unfortunately I haven’t seen them on any website yet, nor the Balenciaga website.

Balenciaga rings in gold spring summer 2013

Python

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One of the hottest trends for this spring is the pyhton print. You’ll spot in on everything from bags to printed t-shirts, dresses and shirts. Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler has made some amazing bags in eclectic colours using the python leather. Christian Louboutin show off some amazing heels in snake leather as well as Valentino. I like the python print a lot! A great substitute to all the leopard animal print that we have seen for a while now. Above you’ll find the classic ‘Papier Tote’ bag from Balenciaga in the latest python leather for the spring 2013 collection.

Style file Paris

Street Style Paris Street style Paris fashion week haute couture 2013 Balenciaga shoes Street Style Paris 2013Some monday streetstyle inspiration from Paris Haute Couture week 2013. On top: fur paired with leather in a perfect combination, the rock’n’roll Balenciaga boots and Caroline de Maigret looking smashing in her thick bang.

A Big Time Story

Vogue Japan December 2012 Kasia StraussFor Vogue Japan December 2012, Steven Pa has photographed Kasia Strauss for the editorial ‘A Big Time Story’. The feature, which is styled by Vanessa Traina, is full of statement pieces from the Fall and Winter 2012 collections, like the short tweed jacket from Stella McCartney, the famous pair of lace-up heels in white and navy from Balenciaga, the block-coloured Céline pullover and the red satin Haider Ackermann long-sleeved top. I like the editorial a lot, but I feel quite fed up at these pieces for the moment. Especially since we have seen them in almost every magazine during the fall. Looking forward to Resort and Spring 2013, and not one moment too late!

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Gift guide

The fashion Jetsetter gift guide - wish listHere is a little gift guide for some fashionistas! For the fashionable jet setter: Del Toro ‘New York’ slippers in light grey suede, a Smythson note book called ‘Brunch Lunch Suppers Dinners’, a Balenciaga travel luggage bag, a croco embossed cosmetic bag from Alexander Wang, the most goregous shoulder bag right now – from Céline, a pair of hippie stylish sunglasses from Victoria Beckham, a camera from Edelweiss and some fragrences – these ones comes from Byredo and Grace.

The golden girl gift list - wish listFor the golden girl: A golden choker from Chloé, set of gold-tone rings from Maison Martin Margiela, a sheer blouse from Acne, a golden jersey from Stella McCartney, a lovely reptile clutch from The Row, a YSL clutch called ‘Belle de Jour’ (with the old monogram), a super duper lovely fringe bag in metallic from Givenchy and a pleated skirt in creme from Giambattista Valli.

15 years

Nicolas Ghesquière says good-bye after 15 years as the creative director at Balenciaga. I was blow-away by his latest RTW spring 2013 show and hopefully he will continue (either on his own or with another brand) his amazing work in the future. Not only has Ghesquière created some amazing collection throughout the years but also been credited for bringing the brand huge levels of commercial and industry acclaim and opening the label to a new wider audience. Go Ghesquière!

Julia Stegner

Wow! Love this editorial in the latest issue of ELLE France Ocotber 2012. Julia Stegner looking smashing in Paul & Joe fur styled with Viktor & Rolf dress as well as the boot-cut printed trousers from American Retro, or why not the laidback look with creepers and boy-friend jeans from A.P.C? Great styling – chic and effortless – by Hortense Manga and photgraphed by Philip Gay.